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The Southern Tier is in the Running for Funding for an Innovation Hotspot

 

A coalition of Southern Tier economic development coordinators should hear later today if New York State funding for a high-technology incubator will be coming to the region under Governor Andrew Cuomo's StartUp NY initiative. 

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Binghamton Cable System Adds Al Jazeera America

Time Warner Cable television customers in the Binghamton area may now see a news channel that started operations nearly four months ago.

Al Jazeera America launched in August but the all-news outlet was not carried by the local cable system until Friday

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Photo: Getty Images

Foreclosed Property Auction in Broome County Dec. 14

 

Broome County officials will be selling tax foreclosure properties from throughout the county, including the City of Binghamton starting at 10 a.m. on the 14th at the Holiday Inn Arena in downtown Binghamton. 

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Binghamton Minimum Wage Protest Lacks Low-Pay Workers

 

A handful of demonstrators in front of the Main Street, Binghamton McDonald’s to protest the current minimum wage December 5th, did not include any employees of the fast food restaurant.

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Time is Running Out to Re-register for STAR Tax Relief

 

Area residents are being reminded to re-register for the STAR property tax exemption. 

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo says any homeowner whose combined household income is less than $500,000 is eligible to receive school property tax relief.  S

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Wants Metal Theft a Federal Crime

 

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says metal thefts should be a federal crime. 

The New York Democrat made a stop in the Town of Dickinson November 26 to announce he’s backing a bill that would require scrap metal dealers to limit any cash they pay for copper and other metals to 100-dollars with the rest of the payment to be made by check and to make sure they get documentation on who owns the scrap and where it came from.

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Sale Of Binghamton TV Stations Challenged

Nexstar Broadcasting's planned acquisition of two Binghamton television stations is being fought.

According to industry website TVNewsCheck, Time Warner Cable and the American Cable Association are challenging the proposed sale of WICZ and WBPN at the Federal Communications Commission

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The Former Greenman Senior Center in Binghamton is Sold

A former downtown Binghamton senior center is being sold to a computer support company.

City Council has unanimously approved the sale of the Greenman Center on Pine Street to Red Barn Technology Group, Inc

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Binghamton DoubleTree Starts Work On Addition

A downtown Binghamton hotel is adding an addition to provide more flexibility for catered events.

Construction work at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Water Street is underway.

General manager William Nolan says the 2500-square-foot addition will more than double the space of the hotel's pre-function area

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Endicott Water Discolored After Huron Line Break

A broken major fire line on the Huron Campus resulted in discolored water for thousands of customers served by the Endicott Water Department.

Eugene Arthur, the chief operator with the department, says the trouble started around 3:45 Sunday afternoon when an alarm alerted employees to a big drop in water pressure

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